Graminoids

The movement of wind through grass creates complex and constantly unfolding patterns in Lars Koens film Graminoids. Many hours of recordings were made in the summer of 2013 in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, when the grass covering Arthur’s Seat happened to have grown particularly long – and by compressing this into mere minutes, Koens’ Graminoids turns even leisurely breezes into hurricane frantic lashings of motionWind recordings made by sound artist Pete Smith are filtered and manipulated to make an abstract, constantly changing soundtrack for the grasses dance, combining sound and vision to mesmerising effect.